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KAINE – Announce New Guitarist

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on October 8, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Band Leaving Static Tension One Month After Signing

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Britain’s Kaine have announced that Saxon Davids will be joining the band on guitar permanently. Saxon recently filled in for Anthony Murch on the band’s tour across Britain and Ireland with Mordred.

The band will now move forward as a 5 piece with Rage Sadler on rhythm guitars and vocals, Dan Mailer on bass and vocals, Anthony Murch on lead guitar, Saxon Davids on rhythm & lead guitars and Chris MacKinnon on drums.

Band founder Rage Sadler said: “We are very happy to welcome Saxon to the Kaine family. Saxon did a great job with us on tour; he showed absolute professionalism in learning and performing the songs live in such a short space of time. Personality wise he was a perfect fit for the band and after the reviews we had from our London show we thought why not?”

Saxon commented: “I’m very happy to become a full-time member of Kaine and I am looking forward to what the future holds for the band as a 5 piece Metal machine! Rage approached me pretty much straight after the Islington O2 Academy gig and discussed with me the possibility of this happening. That tour was one of the best experiences of my life from a personal and musical perspective, so to be asked to join the guys permanently is a great pleasure.”

Kaine has also departed its American record label Static Tension less than a month after signing with them. This was due to the label being reluctant to print physical releases for the band as it didn’t believe it had the ability to sell copies. The band believes that remaining with the label is pointless as a result. This is the second record label the band have left this year.

Rage stated: “Unfortunately Static Tension were unable to commit to creating physical materials. If a label doesn’t have the confidence in its own ability to market and sell a band just weeks after signing it, then there is really no point in continuing.”

Kaine will not be looking for another label in the near future and will continue along the DIY route unless an offer of significance comes the bands way.

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(Source: Dewar PR)

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ZERO DOWN – Signs To Minotauro Records; “No Limit To The Evil” Slated For Fall/Winter Release

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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ZERO DOWN: Lenny Burnett – Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Vocals, Matt Fox – Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Vocals, Ron E. Banner – Bass, Vocals, Chris Gohde – Drums, Mark “Hawk” Hawkinson – Lead Vocals & Screams

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Seattle trad-metallers ZERO DOWN have signed to Minotauro Records and a fall/winter release is set for the release of their fourth album, tentatively titled No Limit to the Evil. Stay tuned for the release date.

After releasing their last CD independently, ZERO DOWN is now set and excited to release their next ripper on Minotauro Records in the Fall/Winter of 2014. Once again the band will be reuniting with Martin Feveyear (QOTSA, SCREAMING TREES, DUFF MCKEAGAN’S LOADED, etc) at Jupiter Studios in Seattle to lay down this beast and packaging will include artwork by the master of Metal art, Ed Repka (MEGADETH, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, DEATH, MISFITS, etc). Tentatively titled No Limit To The Evil, this new opus will feature ten new cuts and sure to be Minotauro’s heaviest release to date, so scream for me motherfuckers!

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Formed in 2002, ZERO DOWN consists of five veteran musicians from the Seattle Metal/Punk Rock scene that cast iron 70’s Arena Rock with classic NWOBHM guitar riffs to bring the old school Metal traditions to the present! Over the past decade ZERO DOWN have released three scorching slabs of their Metal Rock (Old Time Revival, Good Times At The Gates of Hell and Looking To Start A Riot) and shared the stage with a variety of national acts including UFO, MOTLEY CRUE, DIAMOND HEAD, Y&T, RAVEN, ACCEPT, GODSMACK, THE ACCUSED, THE SUPERSUCKERS, UDO, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, PRONG and PAUL DIANNO.

Critical Praise:

“Hands, er, down, Seattle’s Zero Down are America’s best unsigned band, and to be that, you gotta have more than one beer-bongin record of clanging rock God-ness, and well, Zero Down have two, 2005’s Old Time Revival and now this Ed Repka-painted ripper!”

- Martin Popoff (BWBK Magazine & Hard Radio.com)

“Chock full of bombastic blues-rock riffs and cocksure swagger. Imagine how Zeke, Scissorfight and Airbourne might sound if they got drunk and jammed together. It’s classic without sounding dated and reverential without sounding copyist.” – Caren Gibson (Metal Hammer Magazine)

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on ZERO DOWN:

Facebook: Zero Down Fan Page

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LONG LIVE METAL.

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JOHNNY TOUCH – Traditional Metallers Debuts New Track With Grande Rock

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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With its highly anticipated worldwide release of Inner City Wolves coming in just over a week, Australian Trad Metal maniacs JOHNNY TOUCH have hooked up with Grande-Rock.com for the exclusive premiere of album track Dishonourable Discharge.

Boasting more Metal than the steel plate in cousin Eddie’s head, “Dishonourable Discharge” is now streaming at this location.

JOHNNY TOUCH previously released a demo tape and two split 7-inch records and are barely known outside of their homeland. Inner City Wolves is an amazing debut and serves as an example of a band creating an original work that will leave a lasting impression on the Heavy Metal world. Led by a first-rate vocalist and taking the best parts of JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, and METALLICA, with YNGWIE MALMSTEEN style ripping leads that shred the soul, Inner City Wolves gets it right across the board! The songwriting is extremely complex, yet catchy as hell. Get ready for what is sure to be considered one of the best Heavy Metal albums of 2014 and a stone cold classic for years to come.

Inner City Wolves will be out on August 19 on Shadow Kingdom Records.

Critical Praise:

“The release from the Australians is sure to leave a footprint on the world of Heavy Metal, ….one of the best releases of the year Inner City Wolves” 10/10 – Metal Temple

“This is the sound of tape trading days in a heavy metal parking lots outside of a Judas Priest show, where metal heads shared the latest news of the underground metal scene from Europe to New York to Los Angeles with freshly mimeographed newsletters.”  - Dangerdog Music Reviews

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Ordering and release information for this and other Shadow Kingdom Records releases can be found at this location.

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on JOHNNY TOUCH:

facebook.com/JohnnyTouchAus

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JOHNNY TOUCH KICKS METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE AUSTRALIA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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KAINE – Premiere New Track “Solidarity” From Forthcoming Album “The Waystone”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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British traditional heavy metal band Kaine have just made their new track “Solidarity” available for streaming and download on their Bandcamp page.

The track is available for immediate download for everyone who pre-orders their new CD. Alternatively the track can be downloaded by itself for £1. The album is due to be released on August 1st 2014 and pre-orders are set to ship on July 22 2014.

Stream the track and pre-order “The Waystone” at this location:


http://kaine.bandcamp.com/album/the-waystone

Kaine - The Waystone - promo cover pic - 2014

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KAINE:

Rage Sadler – Guitars & Vocals

Dan Mailer – Bass & Vocals

Ant Murch – Lead Guitar

Chris MacKinnon – Drums

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(Source: Dewar PR – Dewar PR Blog)

* For more info on KAINE:

Kaine Facebook

Kaine Twitter

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LONG LIVE KAINE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR – European And US Tour Dates For September 2014

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 24, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Jack Starr's Burning Starr - Promo Tour Flyer - September 2014

JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR – The incredibly talented Marta Gabriel of Crystal Viper will be on tour with the legendary Jack Starr’s BURNING STARR (official) as rhythm guitarist. Check out the European & US tour dates for this September, on that killer tour flyer (above).

JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR - Promo Group pic - logo - 2013

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MARTA GABRIEL

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LONG LIVE JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR.

LONG LIVE MARTA GABRIEL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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Shadow Kingdom Records Releasing “The Lost Legacy” 2CD Retrospective From Sweden’s ZONE ZERO On July 8th

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Shadow Kingdom Records has announced the Release of a 2CD career retrospective package from Swedish ’80s Heavy Metal group ZONE ZERO on July 8th.

Comprised of live recordings, rehearsal tracks and studio cuts – including three more recent songs recorded in 2008 – this collection captures the magic of a band heavily influenced by the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, but somehow fell through the cracks of that burgeoning scene. Shadow Kingdom Records now seeks to turn the unknown into the known with The Lost Legacy.

Shadow Kingdom Records owner Tim McGrogran comments on the package:

“It would be a rare case if anyone were even aware of Zone Zero as they only put out one Single and a few demo tapes in the early 80s before disbanding. In the land of early Swedish Heavy Metal, the very first and most important band was without question Heavy Load, who started in the late 70s. With that said, Zone Zero does have a very strong Heavy Load influence and were also influenced by Judas Priest and the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. There were quite a few bands that popped up in the early 80’s in Europe that could have easily been a part of the N.W.O.B.H.M. but they weren’t because that period of time only included England. This package includes their entire career, which started in 1980 and includes the band re-uniting for 3 brand new songs that were recorded in 2008.”

Stream tracks from The Lost Legacy below:

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CD1:

1. Judgement Day 1981 [Live, Borlänge]

2. Demon from Kingdom of Death 1981 [Live, Borlänge]

3. Magic Woman 1981 [Live, Borlänge]

4. Only Survivor 1981 [Live, Borlänge]

5. Wannabe 1981 [Live, Borlänge]

6. Genocide Patrol 1981 [Stereo-Stig, Smedjebacken]

7. Win or Die 1982 [Parda studio, Stockholm]

8. Evil Dream 1982 [Parda studio, Stockholm]

9. Demon from Kingdom of Death 1982 Björbostudion, Gagnef]

CD2:

10. Innocent 1983 [Björbostudion, Gagnef]

11. Zone Zero 1983 [Björbostudion, Gagnef]

12. Riding on the Wind 1983 [Björbostudion, Gagnef]

13. Revenge 1983 [Björbostudion, Gagnef]

14. Breaker of the Chains 1983 [Rehearsals, Djurås]

15. Searching for the Metal 1983 [Rehearsals, Djurås]

16. Someone’s Calling my Name 1983 [Rehearsals, Djurås]

17. Tarakian 1983 [Rehearsals, Djurås]

18. I Want the Metal Back 2004 [Bedroomstudios, Gothenburg]

19. Chasing Victory 2008 [Bedroomstudios, Gothenburg]

20. Miss You 2008 [Bedroomstudios, Gothenburg]

21. Twilight of the Gods 2008 [Bedroomstudios, Gothenburg]

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on ZONE ZERO:

ZONE ZERO on Facebook

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LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF ZONE ZERO.

LONG LIVE SWEDEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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SATAN – U.S. Tour Starts Tonight

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Legendary NWOBHM band SATAN will kick off its first U.S. tour tonight at Black Bear Bar in Brooklyn, New York. The influential Trad Metal pioneers will spend the next six days gracing North American stages in support of their 2013 comeback album, Life Sentence. Dates are as follows:

4/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Black Bear Bar

4/12 – Montreal, QC @ Katacombes

4/13 – Worcester, MA @ Ralph’s Rock Diner

4/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie

4/15 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter

4/16 – Baltimore, MD @ The Metro Gallery

SATAN is a heavy metal band originating from Newcastle, England in 1980, known as part of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement. Though generally obscure throughout their career, the band is considered influential for playing a form of proto-thrash metal that was fairly advanced by the standards of the early 1980s.

Their 1983 debut album, Court In The Act, is now widely acclaimed and regarded by many as the pinnacle of their career, during which the band’s line-up underwent a number of personnel changes and even changes in band name, releasing albums under the name of BLIND FURY and PARIAH, before folding in 1990. Guitarist Steve Ramsey and bassist Graeme English went on to found folk metal band SKYCLAD, while vocalist Brian Ross reformed his original band BLITZKRIEG.

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SATAN remained inactive until re-assembling for a one-off gig at Germany’s Wacken Open Air in 2004, and finally reunited in their original Court In The Act line-up for 2011’s Keep It True festival. The band performed at several european festivals in 2011 and 2012 and have announced more festival shows and even a new album for 2013, to mark the 30th anniversary of Court In The Act‘s release. Bow to your knees, SATAN was back with its new album Life Sentence, released in April 2013 on Listenable Records.

Life Sentence was featured on many a “Best Of 2013″ lists, and has been heralded as one of the best comeback album of the decade.

“The 80s NWOBHM legends return with an absolute beast of a comeback” – Metal Hammer

Footage of SATAN performing “Cenotaph” at last year’s Live Evil Fest in London is now playing at this location.

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Brian Ross – vocals
Steve Ramsey – Guitar
Russ Tippins – Guitar
Graeme English – Bass
Sean Taylor – Drums

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on SATAN:

http://www.satanmusic.com

http://www.twitter.com/satanmusic_com

http://www.facebook.com/officialsatanpage

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LONG LIVE SATAN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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